Book on China's poverty reduction work to be translated to English
At the 26th Beijing International Book Fair, the signing ceremony for the copyright licensing agreement of "The People's Livelihood of China in the Past 70 Years (1949-2019)" was held in Hunan Pavilion on August 21.
The signing of the contract by Hunan Education Publishing House and Helen Exley London means that this book will be published in English-speaking countries, and China's poverty reduction practices will provide valuable experience for the world.
Poverty is a difficult problem for people's livelihood in many countries. In the 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China (1949), China has successfully reduced the number of people living in poverty to below five percent, and is taking a unique road out of poverty, the People's Daily reported.
The book, written by Zheng Gongcheng, a professor at Renmin University of China (RUC) and president of the China Association of Social Security (CAOSS), will be published by Hunan Education Publishing House in September. The book reviews and summarizes the development process and achievements of people's livelihood in the 70 years since the founding of New China.
This book is one of the theme books to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. It is not only a history of people's livelihood development of China but also a contribution of how China has fought against poverty.
Richard Exley, director of Helen Exley London, said the English edition of the book would fill a gap in the publishing of Chinese livelihood books in English-speaking countries. He also hoped that the book, which records the great achievements of poverty alleviation in China, can provide valuable experience for the world to combat poverty.